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An Uncomfortable Situation at Commerce Casino

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by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Apr 16, 2010


An ethical question arose late in day 1 of the World Poker Tour event at the Commerce Casino’s L.A. Poker Classic. The blinds were 150-300 with a 25 ante. A young player raised from early position to 900. An older player (OP1) to his left reraised to 3,000. Another older player (OP2) reraised again to 8,500, and everyone folded back to OP1. (Their names will be revealed at the end of this column.) OP1 asked OP2 if he knew that his reraise was a reraise. OP2 agreed that he had been aware that it was. OP1 then said, “When I was young, I would have gone all in with this hand like a shot.” He then hesitated a few seconds, and went all in for about 12,000 more. OP2 had an automatic call of this final 12,000 reraise into a pot of nearly 20,000 with two kings. OP1 showed two ...

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